Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
the federal government, the washington area will certainly feel the pain. president obama will emerge today for his first remarks since election night, and he will no doubt talk about congress and the looming fiscal cliff. when taxes go up, government spending goes down at the end of the year. the president's former chief economic advisor paints a grim picture. >> the election is over. if you go off the fiscal cliff, the economy goes into recession the beginning of 2013. this is not a small matter. i think we have to address it. >> reporter: it will come down to these two men. the president expected to draw a line in the sand insisting on a massive tax hike for wealthy americans and republican house speaker john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare,
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
the cloud cover is to the south and west of washington. when it gets out of here, should be a beautiful afternoon and a little warmer than yesterday, with highs in the mid-50s. chilly start. nice afternoon. 53degrees at 5:00 p.m. more details on the weekend and a sneak peek at next week, holiday week, coming up. let's get the latest on traffic. >> the crew in skyfox hanging with us checking out eastbound along 66 where we had the incident east of nutley. it's tying up that green arrow lane traveling inbound towards the capitol beltway. delays forming near nutley towards the beltway. 66 traffic congested, exiting from centreville headed eastbound towards fair oaks and delays. southbound 270 coming in out of germantown headed towards the lane divide, about 40 minutes. this is with all the lanes open. no other issues reported for those on the beltway between college park and bethesda. accident near edsel road. stay to the left to get by. northbound 395 at the 14th street bridge, no issues reported now. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic.
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
on the cool side for the remainder of the week. currently washington, the temperature is 43. 30s out at dulles and bwi marshal. forecast high temperature about 10 degrees below average. mid 40s north and west to about 50 here. a little cool for this time of year. that's a look at weather. more details on a brighter looking weekend forecast coming up. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie. >> on the roads right now got our hands full. coming in from the west eastbound 66 down to 31 miles an hour. the pace doesn't improve much. a pattern going as we're well below speed. southbound 270 lanes are open but an hour commute coming southbound from 85 heading into german town. traffic slows again. you'll find if you are traveling metro's red line, this is where we have problems. they are single tracking because of an earlier issue. now we've got delays out in shady grove road. metro's red line troubles to deal with. out on the roads the top stretch of the beltway below speeds trying to get past university. northbound i 95 and 395 a tough commute. delays from court house road. as you make your
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
:30 this morning south of richmond. the "washington post" reports carwile and black were supposed to hand alexis over to social services yesterday afternoon in virginia, but instead they abducted the girl from a home on lower liberty road. the two arnow in custody facing abduction charges. tony? >>> also this morning a bowie state university student accused of murdering her roommate is found not guilty. the jury acquitted alexis simpson. she pled self-defense. simpson said she complained to university officials about frazier several times before the incident. >>> this man is accused of assaulting a 17-year-old girl in a woman's bathroom. it happened about a week ago at the thomas jefferson library in falls church. the girl screamed and the man took off. if you know who this is, fairfax county police are asking you come forward. >>> while we are on traffic watch in virginia -- >> it's been five years in the works. the 495 express lane set to open tomorrow. fox5's sherri ly is live in tysons corner with everything you need to know. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony, good morning alliso